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Environment Issues

New Global Energy Leader: The United States

The American energy sector is on track over the coming 10 years to see private investments reach a cumulative $5 trillion -- without subsidies or taxpayer assistance...

Sorry Global Warmists, But Extreme Weather Events Are Becoming Less Extreme

It has been more than 2,750 days since a major hurricane struck the United States -- the country's longest stretch in recorded history...

Biomass: Destructive or Beneficial?

Germany spends over $3 billion annually for the production of biomass fuels, meaning they spend $167 per ton of avoided carbon emissions -- more than 37 times the cost of carbon reductions in the European Union Emissions Trading System...

Big Data to Drive More Oil Productivity Increases

In the past five years, technology has improved the productivity of America's shale fields by 200 percent to 300 percent...

Wind Farms Get Pass on Eagle Deaths

More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country's wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles...

Texas and California: A Tale of Two Oil States

Texas has more than doubled its oil output since 2005 and now pumps more than 2 million barrels a day; California's oil output is down 21 percent from 2001...

Oil Boom Raises North Dakota Wages

Employment grew by 35.9 percent from 2007 to 2011 in counties where oil rigs were drilled...

Fisker Loan Failure Highlights Uncle Sam's Poor Investment History

In 2009, green automaker Fisker was awarded a $529 million federal loan; now, the company is teetering on the brink of complete failure and the taxpayer is on the hook...

Unproven U.S. Oil Reserves Far Greater than Originally Thought

The United States Geological Survey estimates that the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations hold more than 7.4 billion barrels of oil and gas that is undiscovered, but could theoretically be extracted in the future...

European Carbon Market in Trouble

The European Union's carbon market, a "cap-and-trade" type system, could soon be the victim of its own success...


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